Subject: Re: Tab completion in /bin/sh
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Richard Rauch <email@example.com>
Date: 05/02/2005 12:57:10
Before people get too starry eyed over the AT&T ksh, I'd point out that
I've had some problems when trying to settle into an AT&T ksh. I.e.,
it's not a superset of our /bin/ksh.
I don't remember the exact problems. I'd personally be unhappy about
such a change.
As long as I can turn tab completion off, I wouldn't object to
tab-completion being added. (More than once, in BASH, I have
pressed tab for some reason and found the shell seizes up for
several seconds while building a possible completion list---a list,
I might add, that I didn't want in the first place.)
If people want a better programming language than /bin/sh and awk,
I'd suggest importing Python (for style) or "PERL" (for pragmatism)
rather than AT&T ksh. (^& Python is a really cool language, and
there is actually some "PERL" code involved in building X as I recall.
Just my 2.718281828459045... cents' worth.
"I probably don't know what I'm talking about." http://www.olib.org/~rkr/